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(when they let her...)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

He Deserves It...

I really should be finishing up my posts that are waiting for pictures (swaps and FO's) , but my poor Little Guy deserves to have one just for him! After the "Being Covered Head to Toe In Poop at 10PM" incident (I couldn't remember where the camera was, so, sorry, no pictures!) and him having to get blood taken, he needs people to see him having fun.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Why Doesn't Pennsylvania Have An Ocean?

This is what the lady sitting behind me in the breakfast room of our hotel asked her friend. I'm glad Little Guy is still little, because in another year or two I know he would have loudly asked me what I was laughing about...

We didn't go very far for our vacation this year (we usually go to Baltimore and then maybe the shore), but even though we were less than an hour away from home, we stayed two nights in a hotel. That made it seem more like a "real" vacation!

We decided to go to Dutch Wonderland because it's designed for kids under 12, and even though Little Guy isn't quite one, there would be at least some things he could do (and one of his favorite things to do is looking at other kids).

I took lots of pictures, but they all pretty much look the same. Either him in his stroller, or being held by daddy on a ride (so my hands were free to take a picture).

All the rest look pretty much the same!

We did have lots of good food though. Of course we had to get some Shoo Fly Pies (they ship too!), and while we were there, we ate around back at Jakey's Amish Barbeque. Who would've thought I'd be eating barbeque while on vacation in Lancaster County? We did have a funnel cake for desert, so I guess that evens it out.

Oh, and I did buy myself these socks...

Funky Scarf Swap Info

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers? No allergies.

Do you prefer any fibers over others? Not really. I like alpaca and wool.... I guess pretty much anything soft and squishy!

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky! I'll find some pics and post later.

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern? Either is good. Or both if you're super funky!

What are your favorite colors? I like bright clear colors (but not so much neon colors). Reds, pinks, oranges, grassy greens, turquoise/aqua blues.

What is your favorite piece of art?

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face? I guess most shades of yellow and tan.

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl? Either one is good.

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf? Wide and long. I have a rather large chest (bigger than you're probably imagining right now!), so anything too short or skinny in a scarf would probably look odd.

What is the climate like where you live? I'm pretty warm blooded, but it can get pretty cold here in PA.

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe?
I'm fine either way.... as long as it isn't so funky I can't figure out how to use it!

What else would you like your partner to know about you? I have a soon-to-be one year old son, so if you decide to use a cool handspun yarn, it probably wouldn't be wise to use one with extra "things" on it. It would probably take all of an hour for him to pick them off! I'll post a link to what I'm talking about later.

Friday, August 04, 2006

More Questions!

These are the questions for the Project Colorswap swap. I hope it helps Karla (if not she has the others to look over too!) She's participating in a lot of swaps like I am, so her blog has been very helpful to me...

Are you crafty? I try to be!

Would you enjoy things like buttons, ribbons and embellishments? Sure, there's always a use for them.

Do you dye your own wool? I have a few times, and am waiting for some dyes I ordered to arrive so I can play some more!

Do you like to scrapbook or make handmade cards? I would like to, just haven't gotten around to it yet...

What are your favorite scents? I like food scents, jasmine, gardenia, tropical scents....

Do you like stationery and cards? Yes, use a lot with all the swaps I'm doing.

Do you like to sew or embroider things? Not in a while. One of these days I'll get that sewing machine out...

Do you like beads? Yes. I used to make jewelry, but lately have been making stitch markers.

What kind of candy do you like? Chocolate is good, but it's too hot to mail that right now. I like maple sugar candy, anything with peanut butter and peppermint.

Do you like hand lotions and soaps? Of course! Who doesn't love to smell pretty?

Do you like to wear costume jewelry? I like to, but don't get many chances to any more.

Do you like to make/ use stitch markers? Yes!

Do you collect anything? Vintage kitchen items, especially linens. Knitting needles.

Do you have any allergies? No.

Do you have any hobbies? Knitting.

Do you like scented or unscented candles? Both are good.

Are you a fiber snob? Not really.
Do you like to play cards or board games? Yes.

Do you like neon color, pastel, light or medium ranges in the color of the month? Well, if you can find a neon in this months color (neutral), I think I'd like to see that! I like most colors, so anything is good.

Do you like kitchen magnets or keychains? Yes.

Do you like picture frames? Can you ever have too many picture frames?